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The Most Memorable Albums of 1999 (Part 2)

PopMatters is 20 and to celebrate we are looking back at the popular music that defined the year of our birth. Part two covers the most memorable albums from March through June, highlighted by monster hits from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Moby, and Travis.

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Travis: 23 September 2013 – New York

After a long absence, devoted fans of the band Travis agree their return was worth the wait.

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Counting Crows: Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)

Fifteen covers performed with as fine a sense of group interplay as you’ll find outside the jazz world.

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Musical Polygamy: An Interview with Travis' Fran Healy

Taking a break from his 14 years of fronting Travis, Fran Healy gets Neko Case and Paul McCartney to help contribute to his first solo outing, and, in sitting down with PopMatters, reveals how these collaborations came into fruition, how intentional Travis' album art really was, and why he now feels like he's committing musical polygamy ...

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Fran Healy: Wreckorder

Travis' chief singer and songwriter goes it alone. Some of it sounds like his band and some of it does not -- not a bad way to start a solo career.

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Travis: Ode to J. Smith

In Brit terms, this is more Libertines than Coldplay. In other words, this is a real rock record. It’s morbid rather than morose, bluesy not blue.

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Tanya Tagaq, Elbow, Travis...

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Travis: The Boy With No Name

After the lackluster 12 Memories, Travis has rebounded nicely by sticking to its strengths.

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Travis: 12 Memories

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